The course equips the participants with skills to assist the registered nurses and surgeons in the operating theatre. They will be trained to effectively maintain a clean operating theatre environment and in preparing the necessary equipment for surgical operations.
Use of Medical Terminology in Work ActivitiesCRS-Q-0003856-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge to use the correct terminology in interacting with healthcare professionals. The unit also equips healthcare support worker with skills and explain basic medical terms and acronyms in interactions with patients and next-of-kin.
Funding Validity Period: 7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020
24 hrs3 days
Perform Lifesaving TechniquesCRS-Q-0003283-HCS
Able to perform removal of foreign body during conscious adult airway obstruction and one- man cardiopulmonary resuscitation during an emergency.
Work within a legal and regulatory framework in the healthcare industryCRS-Q-0002946-HCS
Able to identify roles and responsibilities of healthcare personnel, apply understanding of healthcare personnel’s rights and responsibilities at work and recognize, respond and protect patients’ rights and interests to work within a legal and regulatory framework in healthcare industry.
Comply with workplace safety and health policies and procedures in the healthcare industryCRS-Q-0022026-HCS
Able to effectively manage the safe work practices and risk control procedures in hospital setting.
Lifting, transferring and positioning of patients
to perform lifting, transferring and positioning of patients in a safe manner.
DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATING THEATRE STERILE ENVIRONMENT
to apply skills and knowledge to work effectively within the operating theatre,
following the correct work processes and applying principles of asepsis.
Demonstrate understanding of the sterile environmentCRS-Q-0012079-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge to work effectively in sterile environment through the application of sterilization and aseptic technique, to maintain the sterility of the environment.
Handle Simple Instruments / SuppliesCRS-Q-0009088-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge to handle sterile stock appropriately to maintain the sterile of stock and prevent contamination. This includes the maintenance of packaging integrity during storing and transporting and completing the necessary quality management requirements.
Manage sterile stockCRS-Q-0010923-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge to handle sterile stock appropriately to maintain the sterility and prevent contamination. This includes the maintenance of packaging integrity during storing and transporting and completing the necessary management requirements.
Prepare Patient for Surgery
to apply skills and knowledge to assist the operating team in transferring and
positioning patient, applying the tourniquet, operating the electro-surgical
unit, and affixing the irrigation as instructed.
Prepare Operating Theatre for Surgery
to apply skills and knowledge to set up the operating theatre and its
associated equipment such as medical gases and surgical equipment.
Perform Post Operation Activities
to apply skills and knowledge in assisting the operating theatre team in
reinstating the operating theatre to ensure cleanliness and hygiene after each
surgery and transporting patients to the recovery room after surgery.
*SkillsFuture Funding is only applicable to Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent. Terms and conditions apply.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, our programmes are postponed till further notice
Patient Care Assistant
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